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good morning, america. breaking news on the fast-developing cia sex scandal, now reaching the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. businessman on the run. we know him as the man who
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developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding generalf american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well.
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20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the fbi agent you just mentioned has been removed from the case, for sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistleblower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwell. one day, more stories leaking out. we'll try to clear it all up for you. >> continues to mushroom. martha raddatz starts out our full coverage from washington. she's been reporting on both generals for a decade. martha, this was stunning news after midnight. >> reporter: it's true. the scandal is more stunning every day. now, under investigation, the commander who replaced david petraeus in afghanistan, marine corps general john allen, who has apparently been exchanging e-mails with the woman at the center of the petraeus affair. this morning, the fbi probe into david petraeus' affair appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an
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investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between general allen and jill kelly, the petraeus family friend at the center of this increasingly strange scandal. the fbi has turned over 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents found during the probe. many are e-mails between allen and kelly sent over the last two years. it was kelly, petraeus' former deputy in tampa, who went to the fbi about threatening e-mails she was receiving. they were eventually traced back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, spurring the investigation that led to the cia director's resignation. meantime, overnight, nearly a dozen federal agents descended on paula broadwell's home. spending several hours going floor-to-floor, leaving with a desktop computer, cardboard boxes and a briefcase.
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authorities say broadwell consented to the search. just a few hours later, vernon loeb, who spent 16 months working side-by-side with broadwell on her biography of petraeus, told the website, he had no idea about the affair. >> there was never a question in my mind. but what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the find of access he granted her. >> reporter: we are learning more about the scope of the affair between petraeus and broadwell. an official telling abc news, the fbi uncovered hundreds, if not thousands of e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. many of them salacious in nature. as for the e-mails jill kelly received from broadwell that sent this all in motion, sources tell abc news, references were made to petraeus, but he was not specifically named. broadwell accused kelly in the e-mails of flaunting herself. officials tell abc news, kelly
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told petraeus about the messages. general allen has been nominated to take over nato command, george. but that has now been put on hold. >> martha, on hold. is that a euphemism? can his career survive this investigation? >> general allen says he did nothing wrong. but this is likely a career-ender. the investigation will probably take a long time. and they have to fill that job. >> we're also learning from "the washington post," that general petraeus initially thought he could ride out this storm. >> well, perhaps petraeus was hoping it wouldn't become public and he could ride it out because he did not resign until the director of national intelligence told him he should. >> and president obama held that for 24 hours, as well. let's go to our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, who has more on the growing questions about how the fbi has handled the story. >> reporter: good morning, george. the more you dig into this case, the seedier it gets. apparently jill kelly, the woman at the center of the new allegations involving general allen, got the attention of a
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lot of men. she was a friendly acquaintance of the fbi agent who started the whole case. and it turns out, he sent her shirtless pictures of himself. now, the agent is under investigation, for calling members of congress, breaking fbi policy about disclosing the investigation. such investigations need to be kept private and out of public. >> there's reasons that the fbi kept this from congress and the white house and the president during the campaign. >> reporter: the justice department officials say they followed the rules. the fbi's focus was on whether internet harassment laws were broken by the alleged mistress, paula broadwell. petraeus was never the focus of the investigation. and the investigation never turned up any evidence he broke any laws. this was a criminal case, not a major intelligence case, requiring them to notify congress and the white house. justice department guidelines bar sharing information.
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but i'm sure congress won't buy that. >> they deny any politics involved. now, to the new details emerging about the woman at the center of this affair. general petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. fbi agents descending on her home overnight. and sharyn alfonsi is here with the latest on all of that. sharyn? >> reporter: even as the agents surround the broadwell home, neighbors, friends and family are coming to paula's defense. this morning saying, as crazy as this story is, there's a lot more to it. >> he was captain america. >> reporter: overnight, the man who once invited paula broadwell to talk about her best-selling biographer about petraeus, gave his spin on the scandal. >> paula broadwell. why does that name seem so familiar to me? welcome to the program, paula broadwell. no, no. that's not it. >> reporter: jon stewart co-hosted a barbecue with broadwell for wounded vets on labor day. >> i was staring at how defined her arms were.
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>> reporter: on "the daily show" monday night, he roasted her. >> the title of her book was "all in." a powerful man had an affair with a fawning admirer. she saw some other girl flirting with him. she was e-mailing. you petter step off. i saw him first. >> reporter: broadwell hasn't been seen since the scandal broke friday. but her friends and family are coming to her defense. her father telling "the new york daily news" friday, he supports his daughter 100%. this is about something else entirely. the 1995 west point graduate, now reportedly in hiding. seen here in photos. above the motto, work hard, play harder. broadwell was reportedly having an affair with petraeus, even as she was out promoting her book. she gave this interview to arthur cade in february. >> it's not a -- i'm not in love with david petraeus. i know, holly, his wife read it.
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>> as for broadwell's book, it jumped 76,0 places on amazon and is hovering around 111 on the best-seller list. a lot of people anxious to read it and try to read between the lines. >> sharyn, thanks so much. of course, with all of the latest developments, we're going to stay on top of this story throughout the day today. now, we want to get to josh with the other top stories at this hour. josh? >> good morning to all of you. we're going to begin with the desperate search for two snowboarders stranded for a second night in blizzard-like conditions on washington's mt. rainier. the experienced snowboarders took shelter by digging a snow cave at 7,500 feet. they got lost sunday with no compass and no night gear. conditions are said to be improving. and the men, as of yesterday, were said to be in good condition. meanwhile, a new sign of normalcy in new jersey this morning, in the wake of hurricane sandy. odd/even gas rationing has just
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been lifted there. the restrictions were put in place when gas stations had no fuel, no power and drivers spent hours in line. however, things are far from normal for people on long island, new york. 60,000 homes and businesses there still have no power. meanwhile, talking about gas. a new report claims the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-inspect by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for the deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend.
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gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for slamming clint bowyer into the wall you see there. and could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancements in technology, we no longer need intelligence to survive. this is hardly mainstream science. but as one researcher noted, my favorite part here. a hunter/gatherer, who did not seek a solution to shelter probably died. where a wall streeter who made a similar mistake would receive a substantial bonus. now, to the software billionaire suspected of murder. john mcafee made a fortune on anti-virus software that runs on computers around the world. now, he's being chased by police in the tiny country of the belize, who believe he may be
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behind the killing of his neighbor. matt gutman has more. >> reporter: good morning. john mcafee lived the kind of life in central america that scared the people that knew him. now, the name that was synonymous with security, could be synonymous with drugs and murder. this picture may tell the story of a man many believe has become increasingly paranoid and is now on the run. >> i hid for almost 18 hours. lying in the bottom of cabs, boats. i'll do whatever it takes to stay alive. >> reporter: mcafee, the former millionaire founder of the anti-virus software company that still bares his name, tells "wired" magazine that he's hiding out from police in belize. >> he sounded scared. he sounded nervous. he was convinced that the police were going to kill him if they found him. their search for the 67-year-old. this morning, he's a person of interest in the death of his
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neighbor, greg faull, an american who lived next to mcafee, was found dead saturday night, in his hacienda. mcafee seen here tells "wired," he believes police poisoned his dog and insists they killed his neighbor, insisting he had nothing to do with faull's death. >> i heard that he had been shot. that made me even more paranoid because i thought someone was searching for me. >> reporter: but police tell a different story. they said mcafee had become erratic and even violent. something the reporter witnessed firsthand recently. >> i went to visit him. and he scared me a great deal. i seriously entertained doubts whether i was going to get out of his house alive. >> reporter: the fortune mcafee amassed seeped to evaporate during the recession. abc news profiled him as he auctioned off his possessions in 2009, before moving to belize,
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the country he now says is trying to kill him. he says he has no plan of leaving belize, the place he called the nicest on earth. but police are still searching for him. if they do decide to charge him for murder, they'll keep him in detention until they enter proceedings against him. and he could face the death penalty. >> matt, thanks very much. and, george, now, turning to the holiday wars heating up right now over black friday. retailers competing to start the busiest shopping day of the year earlier than ever. and we're talking as early as this sunday. so, is this really good news for shoppers? abc's paula faris is here with the latest. paula? >> how long before we have black friday in july? >> it could happen. >> it could. black friday has been famous for its price slashing good deals and notorious for the knockdown fights. but this morning, the black friday fight is moving online. cue the crowds. after walmart, target, toys "r"
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us and kmart announced their sales will start at 8:00 on thanksgiving night, sears says it's upping the ante, start black friday this sunday at 5:00 p.m. customers will be able to get deals online and then pick up their purchases in the store. >> they're going to have more options and more alternatives. hopefully won't be as rushed. and they will feel they're getting the best deals. >> reporter: analysts wonder if other stores will try to match sears in what is shaping up to be an extremely competitive holiday shopping season. saying the earlier stores can convince people to start spending, the better. >> the big box stores are coming out this year and trying something different. they're trying to extend the opportunity of shopping and give the customer as many times to shop as they can. >> reporter: for its part, sears says it is just moving the same direction as its customers, online. >> i think black friday five years from now is going to have
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an awful lot more convenience options for the customers. i think with the adoption of technology, people are going to be shopping more and more with smartphones, tablets. >> lord & taylor is another store opening their doors on thanksgiving. but not everybody likes the idea of shopping on thanksgiving day, on the holiday. a petition on change.org is collecting signatures, begging retailers to stay closed on the holiday and preserving family time. a lot of the signatures coming in from the employees. >> you can get tips for finding the best black friday bargains on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> thanks very much. all of you soda lovers listen up. diet soda is one thing. but what if there were a drink that could get rid of fat? that's the dream pepsi is selling in japan. pepsi special hits stores today. nick watt has the story.
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>> reporter: it's pepsi. but not as we know it. launched today in japan, with the specials, pepsi special. and the claim, it might make us thinner by slowing the absorption of fat. pizza that tightens your six-pack? anti-aging ice cream. mayor bloomberg, with a ban on sugary drinks. pepsi special is only a japanese product. a pepsico spokesman told us. they have had pepsi pink, that's strawberry milk flavor. and pepsi salty watermelon. will the pepsi special sell over here? if i told you there was a soda that can make you lose weight, would you believe me? >> sure. >> reporter: would you buy that soda? >> if it was proven to work. >> reporter: we need somebody
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with a white coat. if i was trying to lose weight, would you advise me to drink this soda? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: why not? >> the theory is to move the fat out of the body. >> reporter: the key ingredient is called dextrin, a fiber. but nutritionists think that all soda is unhealthy. >> it does. we're calling it -- they call it pepsi poop. >> is that true? it's not mentioned in the tv commercial. i wonder why. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i'm sorry. a new term. >> i didn't see that ad. that was a surprise twist. >> yeah. >> it escorts the fat out of the body. >> you know what helps burn fat? >> here's an idea. how about workout? how about that, sam? you want to ride on the unicorn? >> it's so true, though.
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escorting sounds so nice. and then, came that phrase. let's look at the boards. the first snow out of minneapolis. this was an icy snow. it was really problematic. by the way, does it seem like there's a lot more snow and cold this season than last year? there is. and look at it. you're absolutely right. about 11% of the country had snow this time last year. now, more than 31% says snow right now. this happened in the last ten days or so. with the big push of cold air, you're going to feel the chill. dallas, your first frost and freeze in the dallas metro area. and new york city, dropping from the 70s in the new york city area, into probably much cooler than that, the 30s and 40s in that zone as we get the cold air. chicago feels like 16 degrees with the windchill. and atlanta, feels like 27. that's a big shot of cold air.
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>> good morning i am jacqui jeras. .he rain continues to come down making a little progress. we will see some sunshine want out.all moves temperatures in the 40's for the most part. you can see the cold front off the west with the 30's. average now below the next several days. our high temperature between all right. coming up on "gma," sorry about
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. is 7:26. i am cynné simpson.
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it is a big day for the interstate 495 express lane project in northern -- yet. bob mcdonnell and others cutting on a 14 mile roadway between springfield and tyson's corner. the lanes expected to open saturday. new developments in the scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. fbi agents went through the home the woman associated. newschannel 8 will have much an in-depth reports starting in a few minutes. we find out what is happening on the roads. very heavy and slow. beltway at university boulevard. route 1 in college park and extending until connecticut ave. accident moved to the shoulder. we will head over to 395.
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395 north at duke street, the the way up to 14th street bridge. the weatherok at with jacqui jeras. out there. miserable the good news, i think the commute home will be easier. we will have it drier weather. front off to our west. will be drier and get a little sunshine. t reagan national. 41 at dulles. our high between 47 and 55. those improvements. we will stay below average. >> hello.
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♪ it's thanksgiving move over rebecca black. that's 12-year-old nicole westbrook. and that is a turkey leg in her hand. people have put all kinds of hate on this music video. it's vying for worst music video ever. but nicole will take on all of her critics in a couple of minutes. >> she is expressing herself. >> she is, in one manner. >> i think they would have a superlative next year. and inside the double-life
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of a popular gym employee who was making extra cash, taking extra cash, robbing banks. and look. lara, you're a good tennis player. >> thank you. >> that made it much harder to pull the prank of a lifetime on you. >> i had the best time. >> it was great. she thought she was going to meet andre agassi, jim courier and play some tennis. that's what she thought. >> i'm still smiling. i got to meet agassi. >> i'm still smiling, too. >> show one good shot. i can play. >> that actually -- that almost foiled the whole thing. you were too good. >> go on. nice save, josh. hey, everybody. get ready for an unbelievable live event. we're so excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of "the lion king." we have a performance that you
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have never seen. it is going to be incredible. it's live. and you don't want to miss it. i'm really excited about this. >> yeah. >> looking forward to it. first, let's turn to the high school valedictorian in michigan who is now on trial for allegedly murdering his own mother. family and friends, including his own father, are coming to his defense right now. and abc's john muller joins us with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning. the idyllic son accused of killing his mother. the son says he didn't do it. an entire community has rallied around him. he was by all accounts the perfect son. a university of michigan biology student. he was the high school valedictorian and star athlete. but later today, the 22-year-old goes on trial, accused of viciously murdering his own mother. ruth pyne's body was found
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bludgeoned and stabbed repeatedly in their home in may of 2011. >> the whole thing, you know, really upset the entire neighborhood. >> reporter: after five months of investigating, her son, jeffrey, was indicted, charged with beating her to death and put in jail. >> i really don't think jeffrey did it. he was no threat for five months. why was he all of a sudden a threat? >> reporter: ruth's husband, pyne's father, says he believes his son is innocent. but by all accounts, what happened in this suburban home is a complicated story. court records show ruth had a history of mental illness and was allegedly often violent. in 2010, she was accused of attacking jeffrey, allegedly beating him and attempting to strangle him. she was jailed for two weeks. >> her own psychologist recommended she became impatient. did the violence history with the mother provide a motive for
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the son to commit the murder? >> reporter: little is known about the evidence against jeffrey pyne. prosecutors point to wounds on his hands after the killing. jeffrey said he was at work at the time of the murder and maintains he's innocent. and this morning, as his trial begins, his neighbors and former teachers and much of the community where he grew up agree. >> we don't feel that the real murderer has been caught. we feel there's someone out here that did it, other than jeffrey. >> reporter: in fact, the defense for jeffrey pyne is expected to say just that. that the wrong guy is locked up while the real murderer is out there. despite the family history, the defense is not expected to claim he snapped or acted in self-defense. they say he's innocent. for more, let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. let's start off where john left off. you would think this might be a self-defense issue because of the prior attack. >> you look at all these facts. and it seems like exactly the
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kind of case where the defense would say, she attacked him. he defended himself. and this is what happened. that's not what he's claiming. he's claiming he has an alibi. so, the focus of this case is going to be on that alibi. does it make sense? now, prosecutors say they have some other evidence. they have some wounds on his hands. they have some blood found in the house. but they don't have a ton of evidence. it's really going to come down to disproving, i think, this alibi. >> and pyne's father and the entire community, perhaps, is supporting jeffrey in this. >> i think it's important that the father, the husband of the victim, is supporting him in the context of this case. and the community support, i think is the type of support that the defendants hopes is reflected in this jury. what do i mean by that? i think they hope that even if there's enough evidence here, even if they can prove this alibi doesn't really make sense, those wounds on his hands do
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seem incriminating, maybe the jurors will say, we don't want to convict in the context of this case. it's called jury nullification. i think the defense will be hoping for that possibility. that even if there is evidence, they'll say, this is not the kind of guy we want to put away. and we'll see. also, it could be lesser included offenses, as well. >> thanks, guys. we're going to turn, now, to the story of a florida man who led a dangerous double-life for years. full-time janitor, part-time bank robber. abc's rob nelson has the details on how it all unraveled. >> reporter: he had the face of a gentle man. but behind that smile, a shocking decades-old secret. michael j. webb seemed to be a janitor at this l.a. fitness. working with a smile on his face, and a can-do attitude that seemed to charm baseball legend manny ramirez.
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when he wasn't at work, this was the webb that terrified tellers and police saw. >> convicted in other states. and served time in other states. he was arrested here in 1990. >> reporter: police say webb was the ex-con police once dubbed the counter jumper and the bandanna bandit. responsible for dozens of robberies. and making out with more than $100,000 in cash. a mint compared to his janitor salary. >> he went behind the counter. went by each tell and got money out of each drawer and left. >> reporter: webb's bank robbing streak ended in dramatic fashion november 2nd, after a heist gone wrong. he led police in a high-speed chase. finally, jumping out of his car and pointing a gun at police before being fatally shot. >> it's very surprising. very surprising. >> reporter: former colleagues were stunned to learn their friendly co-worker, who had recently been promoted because
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of his xempl lair work had been living a double-life. how webb was able to fool so many for so long, and what the modest living bachelor did with all that money remains a mystery. for "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> thanks to rob. now, let's get the weather from sam. >> a quick look at the showers on the eastern seaboard right now. a live shot out of washington, d.c. will show you exactly what we're talking about. this is a quick hit of rain. it doesn't last all day. may take until 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon by the time you get out of the east. but 64 in boston. and watch that cold front move directly through and drop in the colder air. the showers won't be with you. but the cold air, you'll notice that right away. 24, lexington, kentucky. 24, chicago, as well. here are the cold morning temperatures. look at shreveport at 34. memphis at 33. atlanta, at 35 degrees. all the areas, you see freeze
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warnings that are shaded in that purpley, pinky color on the board. i know there's a real name for it. but i can't think of it ri i am jacqui jeras. good morning. 44 degrees and light rain in washington. along the blue ridge and west up. we of the dried h for >> thank you. lara says somewhere between lilac and lavender. >> magenta. a touch of magenta? >> it's chilly. all that weather was brought to you by crest pro health. >> don't you love the help you get here, sam? and coming up, victoria secret's big apology. and is this the new worst song ever? we'll hear from the singing sensation, giving thanks, whether you want to hear it or not. ♪
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back, now, at 7:43. it is the brand-new superhit that everybody's talking about. it's called "it's thanksgiving," featuring 12-year-old nicole westbrook. it hit youtube days ago. it's gone viral already. but has it gone for the right reasons? apparently, not everybody giving thanks. david wright has our story. ♪ it's thanksgiving
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>> reporter: she's 12. she's got a turkey leg. and, boy, is she thankful. ♪ hey >> reporter: nicole westbrook has a hit. ♪ thank you, thank you >> reporter: this pint-sized martha stewart serves up her video wednesday, "it's thanksgiving" wracked up 4 million views. more than 9,000 thumbs up. ♪ i have to give thanks to you >> reporter: and more than 70,000 thumbs down. ♪ give them thanks >> reporter: a lot of people seem to think this song's a turkey. some are even calling it the worst song ever. as thanksgiving dinners go, this one is kind of bizarre. where are the grown-ups for one thing? >> i don't know why they weren't there. but i'm kind of glad they weren't. >> reporter: instead of a family feast, this is more like a tween dance party. and who is that guy? the guy that wrote the song and produced the video, that's who,
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patrice wilson. the same guy responsible for last year's teen sensation, 13-year-old rebecca black. this time, he's showing not the friday. but rather the third thursday in november. >> there's no recipe for viral success. you can't necessarily create for it. but you know it when you see it. >> reporter: rebecca black had a tough time from the critics. ♪ got to have cheerios >> reporter: and also, 42 million views on youtube. a number that has to make the 800,000 dislikes easier to swallow. >> honestly, i don't care what the critics think. and they can say whatever they want. they're entitled to their own opinion. >> reporter: turns out nicole westbrook has no idea how to roast a turkey? >> i usually don't cook. so, i don't have many tips for you there. >> reporter: but she sure is thankful for all the attention. ♪ thank you, thank you
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:56. i am cynne simpson. opening statements set to begin a bowie the trial of state university students charged with killing her roommate. say alexis simpson stabbed to debt inrazier n argument2011 after a on hersic being played ipod.
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♪ if you weren't awake this morning, you are awake now, thanks to "the lion king." and look at that crowd out there in times square. a little chilly this morning. fall is back. we miss you, robin roberts, too. she is on the mend. great to have amy robach with us here. >> as the music tells us, we're going across the street for an unbelievable live event here in times square, celebrating 15 years of "the lion king." 55 million people have seen it. that's the highest box office in history. and today, a performance that's never been seen on television.
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and you'll see it here. >> oh, boy. >> really incredible. also today, ever notice some startling lookalikes in famous paintings? you just saw mona lisa. close to someone we know and love. >> who is that? >> that's you, actually. >> i'm so sorry they did that to you. everything is a surprise to me, george. but i'm so sorry they did that to you. >> don't show it. it's disturbing. >> oh, wow. >> then, there's that. >> they didn't tell me about that, either. >> that wasn't cleared, either. there's a story behind this. there it is again, george. there's a story behind this. you'll hear about it in "pop news." >> can't wait. >> i can tell. i had nothing to do with that. sam, you're up. >> is there more?
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what was jim courier and andre agassi and lara spencer have in common? they are amazing tennis players and they love the game of tennis. lara, so much. it was a way to pull her in and get her back for punk'ing josh. just reeled her right in. >> i loved it. i'll take it. >> no, you didn't. you didn't. >> no? >> it was brilliant. and it was terrific. you were a much better tennis player than we bargained for, which made it tough. >> that was making it hard for you. i was enjoying every moment of it. >> you'll see that here. >> andre agassi was a little better. sally field is going to be here. you have to see "lincoln." she gives an incredible performance as mary todd lincoln. first, the news from josh. >> the scandal now surrounding former cia director david petraeus is expanding. the man who replaced petraeus as top commander in afghanistan, is
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now under investigation. the pentagon says general john allen may have sent potentially inappropriate e-mail to jill kelly. the fbi is now reviewing thousands of pages of documents. kelly is the petraeus family friend who first notified the fbi about threatening e-mails she was receiving from petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell. general allen was going to be nominated to the nato commander. that is on hold. fbi agents were leaving paula broadwell's home with a desktop computer and a briefcase. broadwell is said to be cooperating with the investigation. this is a complicated story. and you can track all the story on goodmorningamerica.com. a saudi arabia man convicted in a failed u.s. bomb plot could be sentenced for life when he is sentenced today. he was convicted of trying to use a weapon of mass
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destruction. prosecutors say he bought materials for a chemical explosion. and was researching potential targets. and encouraging economic news this morning. the number of americans behind on their mortgages has just hit the lowest level since 2009, thanks to rising home prices and historically low interest rates, making it easier to refinance. a dramatic crash landing in brazil. every tense moment captured on camera. a small business jet overshooting a runway. bouncing on to that retaining wall, as you see there. but coming just to a stop before that highway. the pilot was injured. the passengers in that plane are okay. now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of a very big interview on tonight's "world news." diane? >> good morning to you, josh. great to talk to you this morning. paul ryan, tonight on "world news." his first network interview since the election night loss. we will find out finally what was going on inside the romney campaign those final few days.
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what went wrong. and what he plans to do next. our abc news exclusive. >> we will be watching. finally, victoria's secret is apologizing for a native american-style outfit in its annual fashion show. the company, flooded with campaigns, when a model stepped out wearing a feathered headdress and a bikini studded with turquoise stones. victoria's secret says the outfit will not be included when the show is broadcast next month. >> okay. in "pop news," everybody, they may have been trying to keep a relationship under wraps. but kristen stewart certainly had nothing to hide at the premiere of "breaking dawn" last night. the "twilight" star was so hot in a corseted gown. it left little to the imagination. and beside her, her co-star, robert pattinson, making a bold
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choice. an emerald green gucci suit. if she's trying to make them forget the turbulent summ. >> the man was wearing a green suit. let's not bury that. >> i couldn't decide what to start with there. >> green. emerald. you'll never know where you will find your doppelganger. this man found his at the museum of modern art. this is trending on the website r r reddit. this portrait of a dualer. maybe the red tights in the 16th century. we found a couple of other examples of lookalikes in fine art. sam, i don't know.
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mona lisa/sam champion. anybody see anything? >> you look like you were just woken up. >> bad morning. >> and simone thought there was something to the "american gothic" couple. moving on? no? thank you very much. i'm not -- harry potter and "mad men" unite. i know it's a random thought. but there's something for both rabid fan bases. it's "a young doctor's notebook." the harry potter start, playing jon hamm. and in one scene that caught our eye, the two share a bathtub. radcliffe joked about filming that scene. you know i was the envy of every woman ever. you are correct, sir. and if man is dog's best friend, what is a dog's bff?
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let's get out to sam, shall we? sam? >> lara, i have a follow-up. was the fat escorted from her body? all right. good morning, everybody. hey, we are live. [ cheers ] in times square. and here's the thing about sharing an umbrella. it's really tough. when you think you're helping somebody, you're dousing somebody else with the rock on the umbrella. ladies, you're clearly from maryland. >> montana. >> no. why the crab hats? what's up with that? >> we're very crabby. and we wanted our friends to notice us. >> it works. it totally -- where did you get them? >> we actually toured in boston a little bit. and some of our friends ate lobster for the first time. >> it could be a lobster or a crab hat. here's what's happening out there. a warm-up from the west. but the numbers do come up through the day. that's the warm air that sweeps across the country. it's going to take a couple days.
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but denver, oklahoma city, minneapolis, chicago, you're part of the warmer temperatures, maybe two or three days a >> we can expect some cooler temperatures and wet weather. the north. in aold front is moving pit a few more hours with the rain before we see any improvement. fairfax, 40 degrees. the temperature is generally in the '40's. we will be clearing out and see sunshine this afternoon. we will see below average thro >> yeah. that rain has moved into times square. that's the weather around the nation. by the way, let's go back to lara spencer. >> thank you, sam. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." inside an obsession. why did paula broadwell go from an affair with the top spy to allegedly sending e-mails to a woman who thought was her
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answer to our pop quiz. anne hathaway, lost the weight for her role, by just eating oatmeal, as she prepared for the role. she wanted to slim down quickly, apparently. so, just oatmeal. >> what a -- >> dried oatmeal paste. >> on "saturday night live," even seeing a fun way, what a voice. what an actress. >> i can't wait to see "les mis." we're going to turn to more questions on that sex scandal involving general petraeus and his younger biographer, paula broadwell. did she become obsessed and then snap when a rival emerged? linsey davis has that story. >> reporter: to the outside eye, paula broadwell seemed to be living a picture-perfect life. the best-selling author shared this idyllic home with her radiologist husband and two sons. prompting the question so many are now asking. why was she willing to risk it all for an affair? >> the detail. he can turn water into bottled
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water. >> reporter: while broadwell said this about the book's portrayal of the general. >> i'm not in love with david petraeus. >> reporter: the two became close when she was interviewing him. >> she was constantly admiring him and learning from him. >> reporter: people around petraeus says she was gushy about him. that they shot she was in love with him. according to dr. laura berman, the potential to lose judgment or have erratic behavior, is often the result of the passion of new love. >> the addiction center of your brain is firing, as if you're addicted to a drug. >> reporter: around the time petraeus broke off the affair, jill kelly began to receive anonymous e-mails sent from broadwell's computer. so mails she found so threatening, she contacted authorities. >> in an affair, there's attachment. and there can be jealousy. >> reporter: it's not the first time a very private infidelity has unraveled so publicly.
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in the case of john edwards, he wasn't as forthcoming, even as the affair was exposed, as he ran for president. >> the story's untrue. ridiculous. >> reporter: in 2007, nasa astronaut lisa nowak drove 1,000 miles to confront a woman who was having a relationship with her lover, allegedly wearing a diaper so she wouldn't have to stop. while broadwell didn't go quite as far, her behavior has garnered even more headlines. the therapist we spoke to gave us the percentage of couples who have infidelity within their marriage. that percentage, more than half. 60%. >> surprised at that. linsey, thanks very much. now, to the new trend taking over hollywood. stars going bare and fresh-faced in so many public snapshots, leaving the makeup behind. why are so many suddenly revealing this side of themselves? abbie boudreau takes a look.
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>> reporter: this is the way we've come to know our celebrities. glam, gorgeous, makeup-perfect. always red carpet-ready. but the faces are tweeting out pictures of themselves sans makeup. from rihanna. to miley. to demi lovato and kelly osbourne. >> it really makes them relatable to their fans. they get to see them without all of the glamour that they usually see them with on red carpets and in magazines. >> reporter: lady gaga wished her fans a beautiful day. snooki shared her clean canvas before getting artistic. and kim kardashian tweeted this pic, chilling with no makeup on. >> the vast majority of images that people are inundated with every day, are airbrushed, professionally photoshopped. these photos are more realistic.
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a more inclusive depiction of beauty. >> reporter: even supermodel cindy crawford is embracing a more relaxed look. tweeting, as i've gotten older, i wear less makeup. it can make you look older. and hopefully, we get more comfortable in our skin. in the spirit of cindy crawford, i decided to head to fresh. to highlight a woman's features without looking overdone. but fresh makeup artist, susan morrow, showed me how to go with no makeup at all, to this. ten minutes later, i'm done. and it feels so natural. >> we don't need all of the makeup. to highlight what we need. low light what we don't need. >> reporter: while it's unlikely these a-listers will ever give up their makeup bag, these pictures remind us, beauty is not just skin-deep. >> it's a good p.r. move for them to do this because it gets people talking about them.
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and gets people going to their twitter pages or wherever they're posting. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> i didn't see the difference, with abbie. that's the point. it's fair to say, we're all one, big, happy family here at "good morning america." most often. but sometimes, we aren't. so, and one of those times -- >> we always are. >> yes, we are. so, lara, we're showing a clip here. lara played a little prank on me, with the help of nick jonas. so, i thought i would play a little prank on her, with andre agassi and jim courier. a few months back, i got punk'd. and punk'd good by lara. and pop star, nick jonas. >> you just got punk'd.
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>> reporter: and now, it's about time for serious retribution. we're coming for you, spencer. the scene, madison square garden. the power share's tennis tournament. the bait. lara loves tennis. in fact, she's pretty good at it. my "gma" producers and i devised the perfect trap. she thinks she's here to interview andre agassi and jim courier. >> this is a dream come true. >> reporter: but these gentlemen of tennis are on my team today. and we have the entire place wired to capture it all. andre will be the good guy. but he's going to hit some tough shots that lara's not going to be able to handle. shockingly. jim, lara's partner, is going to go absolutely nuts. >> i'm ready to melt down. >> reporter: here we go.
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for a while, lara holds her own. >> that's teamwork at its finest, partner. >> reporter: she is getting cocky. >> chew on that, agassi. >> reporter: then, these two legends of the sport, turn up the heat. >> come on. >> reporter: jim's about to lose it. >> go. we need this point, all right? >> all right. >> reporter: breaking rackets. >> you've got it. >> that was in. >> reporter: getting nasty. >> that wasn't in? >> you have to stay in, partner. you have to stay in. >> i didn't play terribly, though. a little tentative. >> missed that. >> reporter: lara, with that uneasy smile. >> we're still good. >> no. out. come on. >> i thought it was a good play. i'm sorry. >> you have to make that. >> i know i have to make it. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: it was time for jim to dig deep, even more. >> kenny, you have to get a
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sound guy to go over and check the mic. pretend like he's checking the mic. he has to go off on her. >> what's going on here? >> reporter: message delivered. >> what was that? no. no. [ bleep ]. >> you missed that. >> i did? >> yeah, you missed it. >> yeah. >> no. [ bleep ]. what are you doing? >> i don't know. i'm trying really hard. >> do you choke like this on -- >> no. i don't choke on tv. >> reporter: and lara is starting to crack. >> i'm trying. i'm trying. i'm trying. >> you call that trying? >> i'm trying. my tennis dreams are turning into nightmares. he's yelling at me. oh, my god. oh. >> sorry. >> give me a sorry? >> just giving you a sorry right now. i'm scared of you. i tried.
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i really did. i'm sorry. >> you want me to be happy about this? >> i'm not happy, either. >> we're done? really? it's making me nervous. >> reporter: looks like lara's had enough. >> thank you. sorry, jim. >> reporter: but jim goes for one more round. >> the thing that bothered me, lara, there was a lot of laughter. like you didn't take it seriously. >> i did take it seriously. i was playing hard. >> i don't like the laughter. >> that was just nerves. he's not really serious, is he? i'm not trying to be a [ bleep ]. >> reporter: it was finally time for me to crash the party. >> never thought for a second. i wanted to win. >> reporter: how can you be laughing through that? >> are you serious? >> reporter: how can you be laughing during tennis. >> you did not do this to me? are you kidding me? >> come on, group hug. >> reporter: come on. come on. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: how do you like
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them apples? >> andre agassi. you just trampled one of my dreams. i'm lara spencer. and josh got me back. >> reporter: game, set, match. coming for you, champion. >> jim courier, staying in character. >> i know. >> two things, real quick. you go through all those emotions. you start to feel bad. but then, you get over it. the best thing was, jim kept coming back. that's all i've got. that's all i've got. jim, you get out there. you give me more. >> i wasn't going to let him bring me down. >> you were great. >> you were great. well done. well done. >> thank you. coming up, jim courier, calling it live, does it all. and "lion king" like you've never seen it before. go nowhere.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 8:26. i am cynne simpson. -- is set to unveil schools that may close. post reporting targeting schools that are underperforming or under enrolled. students of george washington university plan to protest against the smoking ban. this ban would begin next fall. the protest takes place at 2:30 street.
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here is steve with a check on traffic. >> thank you. major back up. are on the beltway at boulevard. this backup begins of allentown road in prince george's county for college park around 2 connecticut ave. the outereported on loop colesville road, not helping. 270 southbound of father hurley. this begins in frederick all the 270.own to to back up from dale city the 14th street bridge. here is a look of the weather forecast. wet and chilly forecast. indegrees right now washington, d.c. the dry line just east of the blue ridge. hours and we should be done with the rain. before noon. if you rainfall totals. over an inch now dollars.
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♪ there's the instant replay. lara, so graceful in her agony. and josh, enjoying it all too much. >> you know, revenge, a dish best served at madison square garden. >> with 40 cameras. >> it was great. jim courier, along with andre agassi, so great to have them. and to lose his cool. it was not easy for one of the gentlemen in all of sport. joining us this morning via skype. jimbo, it cut together marvelously. you were -- you did evil. you raised the bar, my friend.
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how tough was it, though, in the moments especially when you had to go back out and lose it? >> it was tough. it's not my nature to lose it. and i needed lara to play badly. but she was too good. that was the problem. she was too good. thankfully, you were there to push me over the edge and get it where we needed to get her. honestly, i didn't think we had her. i thought she was on to me all the way. >> he left the court twice to say, that's all. that's all i've got. i asked him to empty the bag. and empty it, you did. still, the racket, when you know you have to do it just for show, how good does that feel? >> it's been a long time since i've truly broken a racket in anger. so, it did feel pretty good. i needed lara to feel like she wanted to break a racket, too. and you're too sweet. you're too nice. you're too good of a tennis player. >> i was terrified of you by the end. i met you this summer at the u.s. open. i thought you were my friend. and you started melting. i was like, what is happening?
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this is not john mcenroe. >> it was like a slow burn. it was drawing you in. jim, i also wanted to ask you. we got to see you in action. we saw some great stuff. hitting with average folks all day long, just coming in for the thrill of their life. and it's also a series. >> we played the garden last sunday. that's when we did the punk on lara. we have 12 of these 1-night tournaments. eight down. four to go. i'm in california right now. we're in san jose and vegas this weekend. and we have denver and anaheim coming up. the champions tour for tennis. and also the home of gotcha with lara. >> it's mcenroe, pete sampras. >> patrick rafter. all of the names. jim, quickly, well done, my friend. jim courier, folks. >> lara, for a second, did you know what was going on? >> i had no idea. i had no idea. and you know what?
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despite it all, i loved every second of it. so, i laughed, i cried, i cried some more. >> save the anger for josh and not for me. >> i'm coming to see you play. thank you so much, jim. >> thank you, jim. >> see you, guys. we have something else awesome coming up. sam is on his way across the street, to the 15th anniversary of disney's "the lion king." that's coming up. and we have two-time oscar winner, sally field. she's here live. look at her there, fantastic. "lincoln." >> here live. plus, you want to turn your trash into treasure? please, send us a picture alongside a brief video of you with your object. and tell me why you need help. we are transforming junk to gems all next week for you, our "gma" viewers. now, let's go to sam for "the lion king." he has the weather. >> we're just moments away from the first live performance of "lion king" in their own theater on television, on their 15th anniversary.
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let's get to the boards. we have a few things we want to tell you about. >> what's that? oh, shaking it. [ talking gibberish ] >> absolutely. you may be thinking -- you may be thinking that rafiki is saying, we're number one. and we're always number one. this show is number one in broadway. but this is your first trip to pride rock a little later. it's warm and dry. let's see what's going on around the country. we'll start with the chilly days ahead. over the next several days, we have cold air dropping in. and you already felt it this morning. 51 today. then, new york city, 47. 48 by thursday. boston is the same idea here. we're going to go back and forth, like every two or three days. we have this real solid push of cold air today that goes well into the deep south and then starts to shove east. a little shower this morning.
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and then >> is 22 degrees of rain coming them. drying line tot our west. we expect this to clear out and >> this is actually a pretty big deal. we've got a theater audience. you're going to see a chance to see the first live performance on television. all of that weather was brought to you by soda stream. amy? >> sam, it is a big deal. we're moving on to shocking, new details about the king of pop, revealed in a brand-new biography out today, called "untouchable, the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." nick watt sat down with randal
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sullivan. >> reporter: it's called "the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." despite his wealth, michael had only one credit card. >> in one case, a phone call where he's asking for $500,000. it was like a french fry bag and gave it to michael. that was an in joke of, i want you to supersize this order. >> reporter: and he wanted to be an actor. >> michael was tired of being a song and dance man. he didn't want to perform on stage from the time -- well, from the time of the history tour, which was 1995, '96. >> reporter: he wanted to play spider-man on film. and we he wanted to play willy wonka. he was not chosen for either role. he was desperate for true
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friendship. >> diana didn't want to be his friend? >> she didn't. you know, for lack of a better word, i think she was a little creeped out by him. >> reporter: after three years of research, sullivan, a hard journalist, was left with this. >> i developed a deep affection for michael that i didn't see coming. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> all right. coming up next, here, sally field is live. opening up about her new role as lincoln's first la
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sally field has won two oscars. and her portrayal of abraham lincoln's wife, mary todd, may earn her a third. watch her in this scene from "lincoln," where she stalls peace negotiations until congress ends slavery. >> you think i'm ignorant of what you're up to. when have i ever been so easily bamboozled. i insist you amend the constitution and abolish this slavery. and war to you if you pick to pass the amendment. >> what a powerful performance. here's the thing that got me. sally field, two-time oscar winner. big star. one of the best actresses in the world. and you really had to fight hard to get this role. >> yeah. that's the way it needed to be.
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it -- you know, fate sometimes just steps in. it needed to be that way for all three of us. for steven, for daniel, for me. to actually become mary, i had to demand that they don't walk away. that it was me. and to the generosity, first of all, of steven, who allowed me to test the first time. and then, i tested a second time because of the generosity of daniel, who is an amazing man. they both are amazing. and daniel flew in from ireland to los angeles for the day, to test. >> you all went in full costume. >> yeah. we were the whole thing. and met as mr. lincoln and as molly. and spent an hour of some long, weird improv. but it was the first -- it was the beginning of he and i beginning -- starting that relationship, that you see on the screen. and had i not done that, we
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wouldn't have found mary. >> and you actually stayed in character throughout the shooting. >> sure. but you always do that. this was done so beautifully because steven, with the help of daniel, made this miraculous stage for the actors to do their work. the crew wasn't yelling and do as they usually do when they have to do their work. they weren't saying, hey, about that red sox game? they disappeared. i never saw them. >> he would send you e-mails, daniel day-lewis, as abraham lincoln on your off days. >> that's not quite true. he was in ireland. i was in los angeles. he doesn't have e-mail. he doesn't do that. so, we had no way to really begin knowing each other. we couldn't say, i'll meet you for a cup of coffee. but he does have a cell phone. he couldn't call me. it would be night and morning and stuff. he would text me periodically. and it was lovely. it was playful. and it was a way to -- we had no
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time to rehearse this film, none. it was shot on a very tight budget, believe it or not, with very few days. and we had to launch in the midst of this very tumultuous relationship. so, it was a magnificent thing he did. >> and your portrayal of mary todd is really a revelation. you show her passion. could have a little instability. but also, her fierce intelligence. and we often think of her as a burden to abraham lincoln. you show how much he needed her. >> he absolutely -- they were totally bonded. had there not been a mary todd, there would not have been an abraham lincoln. she was his closest confidant and adviser. when they got to the white house, she was kicked out because the cabinet took over. and it infuriated her. but he relied on the fact that she was the emotional one of the twosome. she felt everything he never allowed himself to feel. that was her role in it.
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there were two sides to this coin that came together and became abraham lincoln. >> an amazing story and amazing performance. "lincoln" opens nationwide on friday. when we come back, be ready to be thrilled for "the circle
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♪ hakuna matata what a wonderful phrase ♪ ♪ hakuna matata we're backstage with what is known as the birdways. you're one of the original cast members. >> yes, i am. >> for 15 years now. >> 15 years and still going. >> it's an amazing show. i remember the first time i saw it, i couldn't believe the incredible costumes and theatrics that go on. you're 1 of the 25 animals that appear in this show? well, anyway, we got to take a walk on the wild side, as lara, josh and i, if you can imagine
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what that looks like. as we join "the circle of life." i'm sorry for how this is going to look. for 15 years, "the lion king" has been broadway royalty. the highest-grossing show in history. seen by more than 65 million people around the world. so, we three "lion king" superfans got the chance of a lifetime. our own chance to be king for just one day. josh and i started big. rhino big. and lara transformed into a zebra. on stage, the professionals like it look so easy. the rhino rock step. the zebra prances. how address can it be? >> you want to learn the rock step? >> oh. as it turned out, we're not quite ready for broadway. and bow. >> together. there you go. >> what if the rhino can't get back up? >> you have to use your -- >> i'm stuck. >> we tried a simple walk around
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the stage. >> physicfollow me. >> not bad. except lara almost takes out our choreographer. maybe balancing the costumes were a little advanced for us. >> watching the show, you don't realize how hard they're working. >> reporter: our new friends let josh become mufasa, and lara, his lioness wife. and i was rafiki. >> this is normal every morning. >> reporter: it sounds easy. but there's a curve ball. >> we're going to spin the rock so the audience can see it. >> what do you mean, spin the rock? >> reporter: when you're up there, on the top of the rock, everything is moving in a different direction. >> slow down a little bit. more dignity as you walk. yeah. now, turn out. that's it. look at her. that's it. and all of the animals.
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hold the baby up. up to the light. that's it. very nice. >> reporter: so, there we were. looking a little rough around the edges. but in our minds, it looked like this. ♪ the lights, the crowd, finally the applause. our own "lion king" moment, 15 years in the making. happy anniversary, "lion king." and if we learned anything, it's a little more dignity when you walk. ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in their life, from their very own theater, "the lion king," and "the circle of life." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ from the day we arrive on the planet ♪ ♪ and blinking step into the sun ♪ ♪ there's more to be seen than can ever be seen ♪
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♪ more to do than can ever be done ♪ ♪ there's far too much to take in here ♪ ♪ more to find than can ever be found ♪ ♪ but the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky ♪ ♪ keeps the great and small on the endless round ♪ ♪ it's the circle of life and it moves us all ♪ ♪ through despair and hope through faith and love ♪ ♪ till we find our place on the path unwinding ♪
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♪ in the circle the circle of life ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it's the circle of life
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and it moves us all ♪ ♪ through despair and hope through faith and love ♪ ♪ till we find our place on the path unwinding ♪ ♪ in the circle the circle of life ♪ [ cheers and app
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♪ thanks to all of you for watching today. and thank you to sam and the entire cast of "the lion king," what a performance that was. just amazing. have a good day, everyone. >> happy anniversary. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update.
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>> good morning. it is 8:56. i am cynne simpson. the 495big day for s lanes project in virginia. others cuttingnd the ribbon on the 14 mile between springfield and .yson's corner to open onted saturday. superstorm sandy seems to be theng an impact on crop in maryland. the owner of a christmas tree maryland says thousands trees were damaged. when the storm dumped more than of snow on the area. already been ordered by residents. he says he is refunded about 70% his orders. at traffic. traffic aroundow area. on the northbound that believe the road. begins back in dale city up springfield.d onto over to the beltway in silver
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spring. road.ille extremely slow. this delay beginning all the way back in prince george's county road.entown carry around to silver spring. quick look at springfield. delays from dale city on to the beltway. look of the weather. hello. of ran quickly moving out here. take a look at the drying line moving into fairfax county. improving conditions. afternoon, we will see some sunshine. temperatures holding steady. than average. >> thank you for watching. we will be back here at noon. y and michael is next.
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